Enabling e-Learning Newsletter
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Kia ora and welcome back to school for 2018.

We have been busy adding new content to the Enabling e-Learning website over the summer break. This newsletter highlights the latest updates and provides teachers with some useful links as you start the year.


Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako

Take a look at the new content and videos on this page.

Rotorua Central Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako 
Rotorua Central Community of Learning worked with Helen Timperley and Lisa Dyson to develop an action plan based on their theories of improvement. Leader, Nancy McFarlane talks about how they have used evaluative thinking and developed theories of improvement to provide direction for their Kāhui Ako. 

Collaborative practice 
Creating a collaborative community requires more than just setting up professional networks. Kaikohekohe cluster principals, Tracey Simeon and Lee Whitelaw, explain their keys for successful collaboration in this new video.

Setting the achievement challenge and developing teacher practice 
In this video, Kaikohekohe cluster principals explain how research informed the development of their achievement challenges, and how they are using it develop effective teacher practice. 

Professional learning

Professional learning

Teacher standards and e-learning

The six teacher standards have been "unpacked" using e-learning examples to illustrate each standard.

Enabling e-Learning: Teaching


Planning for the year

To help you get started this year, here are some useful pages to take a look at

New content

STEM learning at Muritai School 
Find out how Muritai School has developed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) and is providing hands-on learning experiences to integrate these subject areas.

Using QR codes 
Creating and using QR codes in your classroom is an innovative way to engage students with learning and enable them to create content to share purposefully with an authentic audience.

Using digital technologies to support te reo Māori 
Using Chromebooks is changing the way teachers, teach. Tautoro School teachers and students share how they are making videos to build te reo Māori. More information on supporting Māori students through e-learning »

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet DaySafer Internet Day was 6 February. The theme was "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you". 

Check out Netsafe's Safer Internet Day resources

Visit our Digital citizenship page for information and resources to build this into your teaching.

Beyond the classroom

Engaging with whānau

In this new video, parents and staff explain how Bay of Islands College introduced Chromebooks and how they connect home and school. More information on Engaging with the community »

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Connected Learning Advisory | Te Ara Whītiki

Connected Learning Advisory

The Ministry of Education’s Connected Learning Advisory | Te Ara Whītiki is committed to supporting schools, kura, and communities of learning plan for, manage, and use digital technologies for learning.

Contact the Advisory

Using digital technologies to support Māori learners

This new online guide is aimed at kura kaupapa Māori. It contains practical information and videos in te reo Māori with teachers and students talking about how they are using digital technologies to support learning. 

Enabling e-Learning: Ministry initiatives

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